LD Training 17 to 19 final outings

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Great day everyone! It is us, the ***attitude*** team!

Sorry you haven’t heard how we have been doing the last few days, but I didn’t want to write very small entries and decided to combine the last ones.

I believe I mentioned that miss Wren, the Christmas songbird and I technically finished training on Monday so have pretty much just hanging around beating each other up and having a discussion on who is top dog in this relationship.

Um, I’ll stil need to get back to you on that, ha!

Tuesday
Speaking of who’s the boss Wren believe’s that dogs in their own house, barking at her from a window is absolutely not allowed! lol,we got off the bus to do a route in front of a house that had a little dog in the window. The moment the little ankle biting dog started barking at Wren she turned and growled at it!

Like seriously. Thisdog of mine will ignore other dogs that aren’t named Sunshine, but will not tolerate other dogs barking at her from inside their nice warm house.

I can’t wait to see what she does with the little dog that lives next door to us who definitely barks a lot from it’s patio.

Wednesday
OMG, Wednesday morning was cooooooooooold! Who the heck turned off the heat? I actually had to wear layers for the first time while here. Just brrrrrrrrr!

We went to Target since some people wanted to do some shopping and it was a perfect time due to the cold to work more on inside work. But what the mean trainers didn’t mention until we were at the mall is that

Ooops, the stores don’t open until 9 or 10 depending on the store so my lovely humans and dogs you’re all going to walk outside from where we’re parked which is at Best Buy over to Target.

They are trying to kill us!

Carey got us going in the right direction and off Wren and I went. I was a little nervous because I was afraid that we would end up in the open area even thoughtrainers were spred out to help us out if we needed it. I was nervous because there are times that Wren is very subtle when she makes turns. But once again this girl showed me that we work great together no matter how demanding or how subtle she decides to be at times.

I had no clue when she took me around the carts or tables that were in our way. She went around them or hell even probably skipped them altogether. The only time I had to move her on her way is when she took me to stores that weren’t Target.

She didn’t even demand teats. Can you believe that!

I did give her one and lots of praise when we got past the open area and didn’t end up lost in it.

So, remember when I told you that I was going to teach my girl how to find pepsi for me? Well . . .

Hahahahahahah, once again what a coincidence. She did exactly that.

Linda helped me go find the blueberry pepsi and I couldn’t decide if I wanted to try the lime or the mango one and dlet Wren choose for me instead.

Guess what this girl did? She turned around and put her nose right on the pepsi lime. Pretty funny since the vanilla pepsi was next too it. It was just too funny!

Thursday
Well, this was the final outing for everyone and the trainers decided that we were going to go back downtown. It worked out great because I wanted to know how tall the little songbir is because I could have shown that she is shorter than Luna my last Leader puppy. Ha, looks can be deceiving. Wren is 21 or 22 inches tall. It was hard to tell because Linda said she wouldn’t stay still long enough to find out for sure, lol.

Wren and I didn’t really go out on this lesson. I mainly went so that the class decided that we wanted our final group picture in front of the lion.

I’m hoping at the end Linda did record all of us, but I have no clue what you may have seen in the beginning.

I handed Linda my camera knowing that technology and her don’t get along. I turned on the camera and told her what to do and you can hear me say that part. What I didn’t know is that, hahah, darn go-pro cameras turn off the little screen after a few seconds so a sighted person can’t see through the window to see what they are actually recording. has to be some setting, but anyways.

Linda is like trying to figure out what to do and ends up turning off the camera. I know because I heard the tuns of beeps when it’s turned off. lol, then she starts pressing more buttons and I have no clue what’s being recorded. One of the awesome instructors or heck maybe even Linda got it working and

Well, hahaha, here’s how that turned out.

Our final group activity was Family Feud and it was

The Leaders vs. the Dogs

I just have to say that I thought some of the answers in the tv version of Family Feud made me shake my head and wonder where the hell they found these people were bad, but noooooo, try the game version. Those answers made me wonder more on what planet they were on asking these questions.

It was a whole lot of fun and a very close game, but in the end, The Dogs took the game on sudden death!

The Leaders
Tonya, Valentina, Nora, Won and the South American interpreter

The Dogs
Tara, May, Cathy, Gab and Mike

LD Training8 A day of rest

Hello everyone! Welcome to the next issue of Wren the songbird and I!

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Can you believe I’ve been here a week already? I’m sure my lesser half is like ***hurry up*** and get home will ya?

I get to talk to my boys every morning and sometimes in the evening as well, but all depends on what’s going on, but I soooooo can’t wait to get home and hug and kiss them to pieces! However, I have this strong feeling they will forget all about me and torture my little songbird Wren, hahaaha!

At the end of my post last night I posted that I totally forgot about Bingo. Well, luckily enough, I made it! i only missed the first round.

Man, let me tell you that game got ***intense*** at the end, the one where you have to fill the whole board. A whole lot of people, including myself just needed one, count it, one number! Everyone was shouting out what number was needed.

B1
N52
N37

and so on! The South American table took the win!

Today was pretty much a day of rest and my plan was to practice on the practice route and work on learning to read Wren and her I, but sadly that didn’t work out so well. Due to all the perfumes, shampoos, conditioners and all that people wear my head was like, enough is enough woman and you’re doing absolutely nothing today. So, after breakfast I went right back to bed and Wren and I just slept the morning away. I woke up in just enough time to get my laundry done before lunch, lol.

The Canine Development Center tour was great! I’m hoping I did a good job of catching everything on camera. please excuse the close-ups, especially of my guide. Ha, I turned around one time and ***bam*** there she is!

Let me know what you think.

See everyone tomorrow for the start of week number 2! What will we get into next?

Only 8 weeks left!

For those that receive this via email there is a video in this entry. You know the drill, go to www.youtube.com/canadianlynx1 and look for *pregnant May week 31*

Can you believe it, there’s only 8 weeks to go! How time flies when you’re expecting a Mexican jumping bean!

Our little hellion is doing just great. *active* is an understatement! Baby J does not know the meaning of the word *sleep* or anything that is even remotely close to it.

We had our last doctors appointment on Friday, July 1 and his heart rate for this visit was sitting at 148, smiles.

Let me tell you that this time when we heard his heartbeat, we had the crap scared out of us! We’re not sure if it’s how baby J was hanging out in there or how the nurse was holding the monitor, but it seriously sounded like there was 2, count them, 2 heartbeats going off!

All that was going through our minds at the time was *oh no,* is it 2 in there? No no no no! It just can’t be, lol.

The eviction time has been set and will be carried out at 9AM on August 29, yay! This means I have to be at the hospital at 7AM, *groans*

Now, here’s the bad news and why Jaydon will absolutely hate me! Our doctor once again is making me be mean to our little guy. I can not, repeat, can, not, eat after midnight! *cries* He can’t have his apple juice or any of his favorite drinks!

I did warn our doctor that she’ll be pulling out a pissed off little boy and she laughed. Ha, she thinks I’m joking!

Mommy weight game 2.0
The weight game has started over due to the fact that we were running out of contestants from the first round, smiles. So if you want to get in another guess for round 2.0 of what will I weigh come August 29, then get those guesses in now. I’m now sitting at between 181 and 183 with 8 weeks left to go!

Current guesses are:
1. 185
2. 195
3. 200

Now, here’s the video for everyone to see what I look like now. This video was done on Sunday before we left for Springfield Ohio. ISorry for voiceover that just *would not* shut up!

Baby J’s height and weight game
We also started a new game Saturday night for baby J. What do you think he’ll be by the time his eviction date rolls around?

current guesses:
1. 19in 9.2lb
2. 21in 9.5lb
3. 19in 8.13lb
4. 18in 9.4lb
5. 19in 9lb
6. 19in 8.5lb

Wow, lots of guesses for him, smiles. So put in your guesses and lets have some fun and see who’s right at the end!

The start of 2013

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2013!

how did I bring in the new year? It wasn’t by getting drunk. Nope instead I spent it playing monopoly over at rs games and first getting my butt kicked by James but I’m not out yet. I’ve remembered how to um actually play the darn game and I now give him a run for his money before he kills me, *smiles*

But, today is not just New Years. Nope, today is also the 6th month anniversory for James and I. can you believe that? I can’t. Six months like just flew by. It seems like we just met and just started dating. Where in the heck did that time go?

2013 is already starting out to be a great year. If you’ve read my other posts then you should know that we got our dream house and move at the end of the month.

We’re hoping for some other good luck things to happen this year so I’ll just keep my fingers and toes crossed.

So anyone care to share how they brought in their New Year? Did you get drunk and seriously imbarrass yourself? Come on, don’t be shy share some stories with me, *smiles*

Cat